Website safety

Exit button for quick navigation

SafeLives prioritises the confidentiality and safety of all visitors to our website, particularly survivors and victims of domestic abuse. We are committed to providing a secure online environment, where individuals can access resources and information without fear of exposure or harm.

We understand that some users may need to quickly navigate away from our website for their safety and wellbeing. To support this, we have implemented an exit button feature that allows users to leave our website swiftly if they feel at risk or uncomfortable.

Design

When designing this feature we consulted with our Pioneer group of survivors. Pioneers suggested making the exit button a colour outside our brand palette, as a way to make it more noticeable and easily distinguishable from other elements on the webpage.

SafeLives is committed to listening to the voices of survivors and taking action based on their feedback. By making the exit button yellow, we aim to enhance its visibility and usability, ultimately improving the safety and accessibility of our website for all visitors.

How it works

The ‘Quick exit’ button is prominently displayed in the bottom right of the website, with a clear label and underline hover state. When users click on this button, they are immediately redirected to the BBC Weather homepage in a new tab, providing them with a safe pathway to exit our site discreetly.

Importance of quick navigation

Survivors of domestic abuse may face heightened risks when browsing websites related to support services or resources. It is essential to empower these individuals with the means to navigate away from potentially harmful content swiftly and discreetly. The exit button serves as a vital tool in safeguarding their privacy and security while accessing support information.

Feedback and suggestions

We welcome feedback and suggestions for improving the functionality and effectiveness of our exit button feature. If you have any comments or recommendations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your input is invaluable in helping us better serve the needs of users and ensure their safety online.

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Our exit button feature is just one of the many ways we strive to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all individuals who visit our website. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call emergency services or a support helpline for assistance.
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